A group of friends in the upscale suburbs of Washington D.C. encounter backstabbing, betrayal, and cowardly lies over the course of a friendly dinner party.
*2015 World Music & Independent Film Festival Award Winner for “Best Actress in a Short Film/DMV” – Catie Carlton.
Starring Catie Carlton, Andrew Agner-Nichols, Danny Dobyns, Adrian Fernandez, Honey St. Dennis, and Rebecca Schall.
Executive Produced, Written, and Directed by Anna Snead & Andre´ Joseph
Produced by Lauren Horvath
Cinematography & Editing by Andre´ Joseph
Music by Matthew Hackett
2015 AJ Epyx Productions, LLC and Crazy Daisy Films
THE DINNER (2015) from AJ Epyx Productions on Vimeo.
For those of you who missed it a few weeks ago, writer/director/actor Andre´ Joseph made an appearance on The Show with Kym Swain as they discussed thoughts on World Music & Independent Film Festival where his short films Tempted and The Dinner had screened. They also discuss new updates on the upcoming production of the feature film, Vendetta Games. You can now listen to the full interview at the YouTube video we have posted:
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We had just wrapped up a successful week in Washington, D.C. for this year’s World Music & Independent Film Festival. This past Thursday, we had our co-production with Crazy Daisy Films on the dark comedy THE DINNER had premiered, followed by our 3rd film festival screening of TEMPTED. Both films played in the main screening room of the National Navy Museum.
Then we had the WMIFF Awards show at the Crystal City Hilton this past Saturday. It was attended by myself, my DINNER co-director Anna Snead, and star Andrew Agner-Nichols. 7 WMIFF award nominations in all (2 for TEMPTED and 5 for THE DINNER). We had two highlights of the day starting with Catie Carlton’s win in the Best Actress in Short Film/DMV (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) for her role as “Lois” in THE DINNER! Two years in a row where our actors received accolades for their hard work. Congratulations Catie for your amazing work on the film!
Though I lost in both Best Director categories, I still had the honor and privilege to present a WMIFF award with Shari Belafonte, daughter of the legendary Harry Belafonte. While on stage before we announced the nominees, I thanked her and the Belafonte family for breaking barriers for us as African-American artists. Then we briefly danced after the winner was announced! A very nice way to cap off a very good week.
Those of you in the Washington, D.C. area or traveling, please come see the World Music and Independent Film Festival back-to-back screenings of our short films: The critically acclaimed fraternity comedy Tempted and the social black comedy The Dinner at the National Navy Museum this Thursday at 6pm! Tickets are $10 if you order from the Eventbrite link below.
Also we’ll be attending the WMIFF Awards Ceremony at the Crystal City Hilton on Saturday, August 22nd at 1pm! Both films are up for the following awards:
Tickets for general admission for the awards show are also available at Eventbrite!
VENDETTA GAMES goes back into production next month! We will be sharing updates and pics from our upcoming photo shoot this weekend and also a new Facebook page will be made in the coming weeks. Though the Indiegogo has ended, for anyone who wishes to still donate privately via PayPal or personal check, please contact Andre´ Joseph at email@example.com. We are also seeking actors, crew, investment opportunities and sponsorship from small businesses and special organizations devoted to law enforcement.
We also have news that the Vendetta Games prequel comic book by Brian Bicknell has been completed! For those of you who contributed $60 or more to Indiegogo, you will receive a digital copy of the comic as early as next week. If you have not done so already, please contact us with your email address so we can send it your way.
Lastly, for those of you in the Washington, D.C. area ONE WEEK FROM TODAY, please come see the World Music and Independent Film Festival back-to-back screenings of my short films Andre Joseph’s Tempted and The Dinner Short Film at the National Navy Museum on Thursday, August 20 at 6pm! Tickets are $10 if you order from the Eventbrite link below. Also we’ll be attending the WMIFF Awards Ceremony where both films are nominated for numerous awards including BEST DIRECTOR at the Crystal City Hilton on Saturday, August 22nd at 1pm! Those tickets are also available at Eventbrite and you can also see the trailers there too!
There’s a new YouTube link where you can watch Andre´ Joseph’s interview from last week’s episode The Filmmakers Show with Jerry Parisi. See by clicking on the link below:
We’re in the home stretch of the VENDETTA GAMES Indiegogo campaign which will conclude this weekend. Whether or not we make the minimum goal, we are moving forward with the project as we started securing locations for jump starting production next month as well as an upcoming photo shoot with the cast. So please contribute to help us get this exciting movie on the big screen. Every little bit will help us!
We will have screening information for NIGHT STREAM at the Ocktober Film Festival within the next two weeks. But in the meantime if you’re in the D.C. area, tickets are still available for the World Music & Independent Film Festival screenings of AJ Epyx short films TEMPTED and THE DINNER which will take place Thursday, August 20 at 6pm in the National Navy Museum in Washington, D.C.! Purchase them at Eventbrite today!
This coming Wednesday, July 29th at 7:00 PM, writer/director/actor Andre´ Joseph will be appearing on a special live airing of The Filmmakers Show with Jerry Parisi (Formerly The Long Island Filmmakers TV Show with Greg Pursino). They will be discussing the Indiegogo campaign for Andre’s next film VENDETTA GAMES, the upcoming World Music & Independent Film Festival screenings of TEMPTED and THE DINNER, his past successes, and the state of independent filmmaking.
The episode with Andre´ will be the 2nd show of the night as 2 live shows will be aired during the 7:00pm hour. You can view the show on MadHouseTV.com and then follow the links to the TV Shows, then to The Filmmakers TV Show. If you miss the live show, it will also air on Cablevison Channel 20 in Long Island next month.
Here’s the updated sizzle reel for the movie and videography work of Andre´ Joseph and AJ Epyx Productions. We’ve accomplished many creative goals since the year started and we hope to only make more progress as we proceed with VENDETTA GAMES, our upcoming screenings of TEMPTED and THE DINNER at the World Music & Independent Film Festival in Washinton, D.C., and some exciting new projects that are currently in the works. Hope you all enjoy!
The World Music & Independent Film Festival has just added a highlight video of the Best Actress In Short Films (DC/Maryland/Virginia area) nominees and they include THE DINNER leading lady, Catie Carlton! The film also has 4 additional nominations include Best Directors Andre´ Joseph and Anna Snead! The award ceremony will take place Saturday, August 22nd and is located in the beautiful Hilton Crystal City located near the Reagan National Airport. Get more info about the event at http://www.wmiff.net.
Tickets are still available for the World Music & Independent Film Festival screenings of AJ Epyx short films TEMPTED and THE DINNER which will take place Thursday, August 20 at 6pm in the National Navy Museum in Washington, D.C.! Purchase them at Eventbrite today!
You can see the Catie’s clip below at the 1:20 mark:
More info about THE DINNER can be found at the official Facebook fan page!
AJ Epyx Productions founder and filmmaker Andre´ Joseph will be talking with Kym Swain, the host of THE SHOW WITH KYM SWAIN on Thursday, July 16th, 2-4pm. They will be discussing the Indiegogo campaign for Andre’s next film VENDETTA GAMES, the upcoming World Music & Independent Film Festival screenings of TEMPTED and THE DINNER, as well as the challenges and realities of being a successful independent filmmaker. You can listen to the show live on Thursday at www.ibnxradio.com.